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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
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Bio Photo I was born in Riverside, Burlington County New Jersey and spent much of my first ten years there. My father died in WWII having never seen me. My step-father was in the Navy so we spent a lot of time traveling around. I graduated from high school at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the Navy in 1961, came out to California in 1963 and have been here ever since. I have been married twice, have three children and eleven grandchildren. My second wife Sandy and I have known each other since we were five years old and have been married since 2006. I have been doing my family genealogy since 2010 and a member of Find A Grave for over four years now.

I am interested in families in the Philadelphia and Burlington County, NJ areas with last names of Freck/Frech (originally from Germany mid 1800s), Broderson/Brodersen (Denmark), Stecher (originally from Germany mid 1800s) and Hirst, originally from England. Hirst were prominent in the cigar business in Philadelphia. Additionally, I am working on my wife's family, Wetherell and Goodwin in New Hampshire.

If you see a picture of a gravestone I have taken and want to use it, by all means copy it and use as needed. If you see a family members memorial that I have created and you would like to manage it, just ask.
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John Bracchi
Nellie Yancey's parents
Hi Dean,
I've traced Nellie's parents and have bio info for them. If they are in Haven 1123, let me know and I can create Find A Grave pages for them and the necessary links.
Thanks,
John
Added by John Bracchi on Jul 31, 2015 9:39 AM
John Bracchi
Nellie Yancey
Hi again,
I think Nellie's parents were Ethelbert and Otelia/Ottilie Thompson. They lived in San Diego in 1900 and 1910 and Bakersfield in 1920. Are they in Haven 1123?
Thanks,
John
Added by John Bracchi on Jul 30, 2015 10:19 AM
John Bracchi
RE: Nellie Yancey
Hi Dean,
Thanks for the plot number. The obit for her says she is buried in the family plot. I am guessing that this is the Thompson family plot because her husband and his future wives are buried elsewhere. If you have the time, I would like to know which other Thompsons are buried in Haven of Rest 1123. Hopefully her parents, at least her mother, who was alive when Nellie died. I can't seem to find Nellie in the 1900 & 1910 Censuses in order to find out who her parents were.
At your convenience, please. Thanks in advance.
John
Just maybe found that her mother's name was Ottilie in 1900. Is she in 1123 with another last name?
Added by John Bracchi on Jul 30, 2015 9:41 AM
John Bracchi
Nellie Yancey
Hi Dean,
Thanks for seeing that Nellie had no headstone. I have added that note to her Find A Grave page. Is buried she in Masonic 45-?, the Avery Yancey family plot? I can add that info if you supply it.
Thanks,
John
Added by John Bracchi on Jul 26, 2015 10:31 AM
Verano1
RE: Mary Wyatt
Hi! Not a relative. Mary Jane Sears Wyatt was a very interesting lady, who went from housemaid to running a photography studio in Roseville, Illinois, and then operated a railroad car photography studio in Nebraska. She was quite a remarkable figure, and thus the sponsorship. I plan to add a few things to the memorial, but I don't need to manage it to do that (not that I'm against managing memorials). Thanks for your note.

Ken
Added by Verano1 on Jul 10, 2015 1:05 PM
John Roddy Pace
RE: J C Williams - Kern Co., CA
I completely understand! Just thought I would reach out. If you make it back out to the cemetery, I would really appreciate you looking into that to see if they have any information on him. Thanks very much for responding!
Added by John Roddy Pace on Jul 02, 2015 10:20 PM
Lois Billups
Unmarked Grave
Hi Dean, I am an beginner on family research and wondered if you could explain a couple of things?
John Rainey Sr. B. Nov. 8, 1895
D. Dec 12, 1980
His son John William Rainey
b. May 18, 1934
d. Jul 29, 1981
also another Rainey H.C. Rainey B. unknown D. 1902 I am not sure how this person is related to the two above. But Helen Donna Cass Rainey was the wife of John Rainey SR. She is a second cousin of mine. I wondered if you could tell me how I could obtain obituaries for them?? She and her son were born in St. Lawrence County New York. Which is near where I live. Thank you in advance. Any help is greatly appreciated. So unmarked means they don't have gravestones on their grave??
Added by Lois Billups on Jul 01, 2015 9:04 PM
Lois Billups
Unmarked Grave
Hi Dean, I am an beginner on family research and wondered if you could explain a couple of things?
John Rainey Sr. B. Nov. 8, 1895
D. Dec 12, 1980
His son John William Rainey
b. May 18, 1934
d. Jul 29, 1981
also another Rainey H.C. Rainey B. unknown D. 1902 I am not sure how this person is related to the two above. But Helen Donna Cass Rainey was the wife of John Rainey SR. She is a second cousin of mine. I wondered if you could tell me how I could obtain obituaries for them?? She and her son were born in St. Lawrence County New York. Which is near where I live. Thank you in advance. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Added by Lois Billups on Jul 01, 2015 9:03 PM
John Roddy Pace
J C Williams - Kern Co., CA
Hello Dean,

You created a memorial for J C Williams (Find A Grave Memorial# 112239101) that has some information that matches some of the stuff I have for my third great grandfather (I have thus far been unable to locate his death information). I was wondering where you obtained this information (birth date and place/death date and place) since the memorial indicates that it is an unmarked grave. Thanks for your help!

John Roddy Pace
Added by John Roddy Pace on Jul 01, 2015 11:05 AM
NY927
RE: Emma LeDoux
Hey Dean,
Thanks for the welcome letter. Your question as to where does Emma fit in was a good question.
Made me think as to why I picked her as Im not a family member or connected to her in any way.

But I found the story behind her compelling and after reading as much as I could on her found Emma herself to be very interesting.
So much so that if I had 5 dinner guests from US. History. I think I would have to add her. Add to that her Unmarked grave that I find very poignant.

Also I have an interest in lost of forgotten graves. I’ve gone to Greenwood cemetery in Brooklyn several time, and several
On north shore of Long Island, one in Muttontown. Small cemetery dates back to 1816 that has several Civil War vets. And
Just spent this past Sat. morning placing flags at U.S. National Cemetery at Pinelawn (Long Island). So my interest is on several fronts.

Given what you do. I would like to recommend a book I found very interesting:
HERE IS WHERE (America’s Great Forgotten History) By- Andrew Carroll… The chapter on forgotten and misplaced graves is really interesting.

Sorry for the long winded answer but your question made me really think…Why Emma?

All the best,
-Ed
Added by NY927 on May 26, 2015 8:36 AM
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